ILO ㅣ 2018.06.15
At its 308th Session in June 2010, the Governing Body decided to place an item on labour administration and labour inspection on the agenda of the 100th Session (2011) of the International Labour Conference for general discussion. The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the current challenges and future perspectives facing labour administration and inspection systems and to identify key areas of action both for national labour administration and inspection systems and for the ILO. Given the broad range of institutions and activities that fall under the umbrella of labour administration and labour inspection, this report focuses on a select number of areas. First, while labour administration activities such as standard setting, employment policy, social protection and social dialogue are considered regularly in the ILO through recurrent discussions or global reports, cross-cutting institutional and governance issues are rarely addressed. Second, although employment services, training institutions or social insurance bodies, for example, are commonly discussed, labour ministries themselves, which are at the heart of labour administration in most countries, have been largely ignored. Third, since labour law compliance is a key condition for effective labour policies, labour inspection must be considered as a fundamental pillar of labour administration.